Lab Girl - Part Three: Flowers and Fruit, Chapters 5-8 Summary & Analysis

Hope Jahren
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In Chapter 5, Jahren talks about sex and reproduction. In all aspects of the natural world, reproduction requires tough. The plant, which cannot move, depends on nature – including animals – to transfer pollen. She cites a specific kind of fig that cannot reproduce without the help of a specific wasp, and that wasp can only reproduce within the flower of that kind of fig bloom. Together, they have survived for millions of years.

In Chapter 6, Jahren was 32 years old when she met Clint. They were attending a social event and Jahren got Clint's email address from a friend. She invited him for dinner, and he accepted. When they were leaving a bar to go to Clint's house, he asked if she wanted to walk or take a taxi. She was enamored with the idea of a taxi, having grown up...

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